Pope fires theologian for being gay

2015-10-03 15:34

A Vatican theologian who told a Milan newspaper he is gay will not be allowed to continue working in his professional capacities, a Vatican spokesman has said.

Pope Francis gets rapturous welcome in New York

2015-09-25 07:18

Pope Francis has received a rapturous welcome to New York, where adoring crowds cheered the head of the Catholic Church gliding down Fifth Avenue in his popemobile.

Cuba detains dissidents ahead of Pope Francis visit

2015-09-14 14:32

Cuban police have detained at least 50 people after a predominantly Roman Catholic dissident group led a march in Havana, less than a week before Pope Francis visits the communist-ruled country.

SA's Benedict Daswa beatified

2015-09-13 13:52

Benedict Daswa, who was bludgeoned to death for resisting witchcraft, has been beatified, becoming the first person from the southern African region to undergo the key step toward sainthood.

'Fastest Nun in the West' faces 1st test

2015-08-25 21:37

The 'Fastest Nun in the West' who took on Billy the Kid faces her 1st test in a sainthood push.

Pope Francis wants to keep sinners in the fold

2015-08-05 16:36

Pope Francis says divorced Catholics who remarry deserve better treatment from the church, as do their children.

Pope wraps up South America tour

2015-07-12 16:16

Pope Francis has wrapped up his South America tour with a visit to a Paraguayan slum and open-air Mass.

Vatican signs treaty with Palestine

2015-06-26 16:49

The Vatican has signed its first treaty with the 'State of Palestine calling for "courageous decisions" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.

Burundi protesters on streets

2015-06-02 19:37

Police fired on protesters who took to the streets of Burundi's capital in renewed protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office.

Pope's blood-stained cassock on display

2015-05-13 22:13

The blood-stained cassock worn by the late pope John Paul II on the day of a failed assassination bid on at the Vatican is on display in the Polish city of Krakow.


Burkina Faso coup leader handed over

2015-10-01 19:08

The leader of a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, General Gilbert Diendere, has been handed over to authorities after seeking refuge in the Vatican embassy.

Daswa’s road to sainthood

2015-09-20 15:00

Scores of Catholics in a rural area are waiting for a miracle to happen so that the late Benedict Daswa can be declared SA’s first saint

Daswa died as democracy was born: Ramaphosa

2015-09-13 15:51

There is a deeper meaning to the fact that newly-blessed South African Tshimangadzo Daswa was killed on the day the unbanning of the ANC and the release of Nelson Mandela was announced, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Daswa beatification will change Thohoyandou – Zuma

2015-09-13 08:37

The beatification of Tshimangadzo Daswa will forever change Thohoyandou in Venda, Limpopo, President Jacob Zuma says.

Hottest ticket in Washington for the Pope

2015-08-13 21:28

The hottest ticket in Washington is for a coveted House gallery seat to hear Pope Francis.

Eco-friendly pope encourages cities

2015-07-20 16:48

The eco-friendly pope is rallying like-minded green mayors from around the world at the Vatican.

1 000s camp out for Pope's first mass in Ecuador

2015-07-06 17:02

Camped on streets with sleeping bags and stocked with food supplies, thousands of excited Ecuadoreans have congregated in Guayaquil for Pope Francis' first mass of his "homecoming" tour of South America.

Pope creates paedophile tribunal

2015-06-10 16:07

Pope Francis has created a tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect kids from paedophile priests.

SA Catholic Church adds voice to Nkandla furore

2015-06-02 14:10

The Catholic Church has called on President Jacob Zuma to show leadership and take responsibility for spending at his Nkandla home.

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

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